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Apollo 11 Artist Concept- Lunar Ascent and Rendezvous


Published 7/6/1969


The Apollo 11 mission launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida via the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. Aboard the space craft were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module (CM) pilot; and Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module (LM) pilot. With the success of Apollo 11, the national objective to land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth had been accomplished. These sketches illustrate the steps taken when the astronauts left the Moon. After 2_ hours of surface exploration, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin returned to the Lunar Module (LM) ?Eagle? for rest, eating, and checkout of the vehicle in preparation for liftoff. The ascent stage lifted off, using the descent stage as a launch pad. The ascent stage went into lunar orbit and moved in to dock with the orbiting CM ?Columbia?. After Armstrong and Aldrin joined Collins in the CM, the engine of the LM ascent stage was fired to move it out of the same orbit.


Mediatype image
Creator NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
Date 7/6/1969
Year 1969
Insightuid nasaNAS~9~9~59387~163233
Source http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=4098
Rights Public Domain
Who Neil A. Armstrong
Who Michael Collins
Who Buzz Aldrin
What Apollo 11
What Saturn
What Earth
What Moon
What Columbia
Where Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Where Florida
Where Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Identifier MSFC-6902073
Addeddate 2009-11-19 02:06:14
Publicdate 2009-11-19 02:12:04

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